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Redbox Attempts Breakbulk Northern Route

Marine transport service provider ZPMC Red Box Energy Services is completing a record breakbulk module delivery via the Northern Sea route from Bering to Sabetta.

The consignment includes three modules each weighing 6,000 tonnes and measuring 40 meters long, 40 meters wide and 30 meters high. They are en route to the Sabetta Peninsula in Northern Siberia, and are the first ever modules of this size to be delivered in the middle of winter via this route.

Temperatures are expected to reach minus 25 degrees Celsius and transport will rely on the ice-breaking capabilities of the Polar Class vessel Audax, one of the largest polar module carriers ever built.

“We invested a lot over the last two years in the training and preparation of our crews for this voyage. Audax is scheduled to arrive in Sabetta on Jan. 4, depending on the ice conditions,” said Philip Adkins, CEO of ZPMC Red Box Energy Services.

The modules have been shipped from the Cooec fabrication yard in Qingdao, China, and are destined for train II of the Yamal liquefied natural gas project.

Photo: The ice breaker Audax. Photo: Redbox

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